A rare visit to Rasuwa Gadhi

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gosainkunda1.gifby Roshan Joshi

It was wonderful to touch the bullet ridden stones on the banks of Bhote koshi, and the Helvetas bridge to hand shake the other land. This is a short narrative of our trip to Rasuwa Gadhi. Our north face stands for our love to mother land. The high white hills generally guard; the open deeps are wired with walls. And rest is history pages.

Betrabati river 

Five people, six days. On our way to Nuwakot, a dancing Betrabeti was already seen ferrying down from the GosainKunda hills. A quick decision to leave Dhunche and start the trek resulted in a strange night. In the middle of cold jungle, a temporary hut and we slept with the hosts, on the same floor.

View towards Gosainkunda

Local porters 


The potatoes were delicious though. We moved up at 6:21 am and a day long tour welcomed with some steep slopes. The sweat was caressing the lonely hands and we were walking through real life hill hiking. The cheese was nice at Chandanbari.


We reached the Kunda at 6 pm and the night there was surprisingly cozy. The ‘Rotis’ looked very fat. The mesmerizing view of lake and the snow clad hills gave the look of a heavenly land. The Trishuli river starts here and the 108 lakes around may sound a natural joke. We step down the next morning (third day of trek), it was a bit different this time from Chandan bari.

Syafru Besi

Instead of Dhunche, we walked down to Thulo Safru, and her down neighbor Safru. On next morning the group split into two and three of us went further north.

Way to Rasuwa Gadhi

Way to Chilime dam

Way to Rasuwa Gadhi          A local kid

Way to Rasuwa Gadhi

A porter carrying goods to Timure

Way to Timure and Rasuwa Gadhi

Way to Rasuwa Gadhi

Way to Rasuwa Gadhi




Rasuwa Gadhi

The Rasuwa Gadhi fort was some five hour journey and the deserted trails gave the ring of our own forgotten villages. This part of Rasuwa comes under Langtang National Park. The Koshi was wild in the middle of two tall hills, giving us a narrow walk through. We reached Timure village at noon, a short rest in a small nice lodge, and we wind past to the fort.

An army base stopped us for few queries and the trail was still curving. It took 45 minutes and the view next was horrific. The wild growing marijuana plants, a deserted custom office, rain torn pamphlets of Prachanda, and the invisible blood stains on the stone walls were telling our nation’s past, present and the unknown future. The hoarding read ‘you are walking Tamang Heritage Trail’. 

Chinese houses across the border

Stone walls at the Gadhi (fort)

Stone walls at the Gadhi (fort)

Our roads are getting racist these days. The holes in the fort walls for the guns and a narrow look to Chinese houses through them took us to our old kings and gladiators. A deserted land with wild shrubs may seem nothing now, it was everything for those soldiers, and Chinese were made to pass through their heads for the next step. Language must have been one of the foremost things men discovered. 

A wrecked bridge constructed by China

Chinese houses across the border

We were speechless when we met some Chinese men/soldiers on the Tibetan side, a hurried walk through the bridge to own land was the only way. Back in Timure, some satellite discs and few lodges gave an impression of tourist destination. We later heard we were first in over a year. 

Chilime hydropower project

We walked to Safru on the fifth day morning. Back there, a visit to Chilime hydropower project was good. Great to hear that we ourselves did it, yet, it was the cheapest project of the country. The forts thus stand by untroubled. 


  1. Tek Narayan Kunwar said,

    January 30, 2008 at 9:35 am

    TN Kunwar, University of Hong,

    Thanks a lot Rajeshji,

    You have performed a great job to introduce our beautiful country in the world.You are a real nationalist and creative enthuse. Our socalled nationalist political leaders should learn a lession from those who is contributing a lot for the nation in reality like you.

  2. Prem Dheer, Bath, U.K. said,

    February 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Dear joshi ji
    Thank you for your beauctiful job. I do hope these pictures will help to introduce our beautiful Nepal in rest of the world.

  3. Norfolk said,

    February 24, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Hey brothers.. i dont know you guys but definitely brought back a lot of memory from my place. I am from Chandanbari(Singgompa).. well i just wished you had few more pics of chandanbari..haha.. yeah had a fast trip of my place on your page here…!!

  4. namaraj dubai.u.a.e said,

    March 10, 2008 at 4:14 am

    hi iam namaraj i love 2 see those pic nd the place wher i been there long time ago i got oppurtiunity to watch again those pic which i can’t expreess by words how lucky nd love i all that pic iam so happy today really boys who ever do this i like to thanks to you all appriciate job keep it up
    nama raj
    betrawati rasuwa

  5. sparsha raj said,

    March 10, 2008 at 4:21 am

    hi iam sparsha raj i love all that pic it’s really exiting nd the place that my friend namaraj discribe me i really wana be there to catch all that presiuos place in my camera i hope i will be there 1 day nd wanna say to all pls try to go there if u have time coz such i paradise nd heaven u can see again even u pay a milion so no life without journey nd expedition love u rasuwagadhi timure safrobesi thankx alot mr namaraj ji thankyou

  6. namaraj dubai.u.a.e said,

    March 10, 2008 at 4:26 am

    hi iam namaraj nd i love to see all that pic which posted here coz i have been there long time ago nd when i se ds again u know i can’t stop my self coz it’s paradise woh god what a nature what a place nd tell my frend about ds to sparsha raj hes very excited about it it’s really nice to see all that pic wher i have been there thankx god coz it’s my place wher i use to go love u rasuwagadi
    chainpur nuwakote

  7. Birman (Rasuwa) Now:UAE said,

    March 12, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Guys,
    Very nice and nature pictures Thanks for nice picture and we are missing these are nature.
    Birman Rasuwali
    Dubai UAE

  8. pratap tamang/iraq said,

    April 8, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    great job mr, joshi. ek dam ramro lagyo yo sabai photo haru. thanks keep going on.

  9. Preksha, dharan said,

    May 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I’m totally impressed with your job Mr. Joshi. You had played a great role to revitalize Nepali tourism. very very good job. keep it up.

  10. shobah ram (rampur 9 dang nepal) said,

    July 4, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    thanks dherai ramro picture cha yo ta
    yo photo here ra ta mlai mero ghar ko yad aaucha

    feri arko patak dhanyabad
    sabai nepali daju bhai haru lai

    name shobha ram

    ADDRESS (NEPAL) rampur gau vikash samiti ward no 9 DANG JILLA RAPTI ANCHAL NEPAL


  11. Resham Tamang said,

    June 20, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hey guys,
    Its really nice to see such place of our country. But everybody dont know how our country and you guys are trying to show them thanx for that and its really good job keep it up……………………………………….

  12. bima-8 myagdi nepal said,

    June 24, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Oh joshi dai
    tapailai deraiderai badhai cha tapai le nepal kai yauta yasto picture dinuvayako rahecha malai sarai khusi lagay this photos nepal of neturelly . this photo which on person see this men is surprize . ok bey beyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy see u agains time .uhi lok bhattarai new ktm

  13. bima-8 myagdi nepal said,

    June 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

    oh very nice sir
    Tapaiko bichar derai ramro sir
    tapileta sarai man khushi banaidinuvayo nita sir . ok beyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy see u agains time . uhi lok bhattarai now ktm

  14. surendra said,

    July 15, 2009 at 7:23 am

    very nice keep it on for nation

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